Year 12 Induction Evening 2014

Report
2014 Results
GCSE
• 98.9% of examinations taken were graded A*-B
• 84.8% were graded A*-A
• 45.7% were graded A*
• 100% of students gained the national ‘gold standard’ of at least 5 subjects
at A*-C, including English and Mathematics.
2014 Results
A Level
• 100% pass rate from A* to E
• 91% of all examinations taken were graded A*-B.
• Students have also had stunning success with university entry, with 16
girls accepted by Oxford and Cambridge.
The Sixth Form Team
Mrs Galvin (Miss Lally)
Head of Sixth Form
Miss Rice
Senior Tutor Year 12
Mrs Quigley
Sixth Form Administrator
Ms Egan
Sixth Form Administrator
12-1
Mr Kilpatrick
12-2
Mrs Searle
12-3
Miss Taylor
12-4
Dr Yong
12-5
Mr Walker
12-6
Miss Horan
12-7
Mrs Downing (Miss Derbyshire)
12-8
Miss Bailey
The School Day
8.40
8.45
9.05
10.05
11.05
12.25
1.30
2.30
3.30
Registration
Assembly or form time
Lesson 1
Lesson 2
Lesson 3
Lunch
Lesson 4
Lesson 5
School officially ends
Libraries and resource centres are available until 5pm
Extra curricular activities
Home School Agreement
• Details in Student Handbook
• Attendance and punctuality (form time and lessons)
• Uniform
• Sixth Form detentions
The Curriculum
• 5 AS subjects including General Studies.
• All taught by subject specialists
• One lesson per cycle on General Studies in
Year 12
• Year 13-no General Studies lessons but all have an EPQ
Tutorial
The Curriculum
• 5 hours extra study expected per subject per 10 day cycle
• Attendance and punctuality important
• Help sessions and support
• Active role in lessons is vital
Extended Project Qualification
• Year 13
• Independent research skills
• Stepping stone to University
• Self-directed and self-motivated project
Extended Project Qualification
“We welcome the introduction of the Extended Project and would encourage you
to undertake one as it will develop your independent study and research skills
and ease the transition from school / college to higher education.”
University of Cambridge
“If you have undertaken the Extended Project, this may be taken into account if
you do not achieve the conditions of your offer.”
London School of Economics
“We have an increasingly compelling evidence base that students who did well at
EPQ settle in well to their studies, we are keen to see more of them.”
University of Southampton
The AQA Baccalaureate
• Optional
• Students pay for entry
• Designed to “celebrate the achievements of well-rounded
post-16 students”
Depth of study – A level subjects
Breadth of study – AS General Studies
Independent learning – an Extended Project (EPQ) – Mandatory for all
students
Personal Development – Enrichment Activities
Extra Curricular Activities
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Work experience
Young Enterprise
Peer mentoring of younger girls
Stewarding
Year group school councils
Charity events and fundraising
Bar mock trial
Debate society
Feminist society
Book deposit
• £50 deposit
• Given back at end of Year 13 upon return of
ALL textbooks
Target Setting and ALIS
• ALIS is used to set challenging targets based on national
data
• Average GCSE point scores are submitted for each
student
• Point scores are used to generate targets for A Levels
Modules
• No January modules this year
• All exams sat in the summer
Results – August
Uniform Mark Score (UMS)
AS Level Examinations
AS (Yr 12)
Examples
Unit 1 Unit 2
Student A 93(A)
AS AS
total grade
100(A) 193
A+33
In this example the maximum UMS score is 200
160 – A, 140 – B, 120 – C, 100 – D, 80 – E
AS Level Examinations
Results – August
Uniform Mark Score (UMS)
AS (Yr 12)
Examples
Unit 1 Unit 2
Student A
93(A)
Student B 83(A)
AS AS
total grade
100(A) 193
A+33
78(B)
A+1
161
In this example the maximum UMS score is 200
160 – A, 140 – B, 120 – C, 100 – D, 80 – E
A2 Level Examinations
Results – August
Uniform Mark Score (UMS)
AS (Yr 12)
Examples
Unit 1 Unit 2
A2 (Yr 13)
AS AS
total grade
Student A 93(A)
100(A) 193
A+33
Student B
78(B)
A+1
83(A)
161
Unit 3 Unit 4 Overall Overall
UMS
grade
75 (B) 78 (B) 346
Example where A2 maximum UMS is 400
320 – A, 280 – B, 240 – D, 200 – D, 160 - E
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A2 Level Examinations
Results – August
Uniform Mark Score (UMS)
AS (Yr 12)
Examples
Unit 1 Unit 2
Student A
93(A)
Student B 83(A)
A2 (Yr 13)
AS AS
total grade
Unit 3 Unit 4 Overall Overall
UMS
grade
100(A) 193
A+33
75 (B) 78 (B) 346
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78(B)
A+1
75 (B) 78 (B) 314
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161
Example where A2 maximum UMS is 400
320 – A, 280 – B, 240 – D, 200 – D, 160 - E
Why AS Levels are Important
In May/June of Year 12
1. AS results used to inform predicted A2 grades;
2. School reference written based on Y12 performance;
3. Personal statements / CVs written at the end of Year 12;
4. AS level exams easier than A2 exams;
5. Girls’ choices of Universities and courses based on the
above
Monitoring
• Targets set
• Discussions with subjects teachers and form tutors
• Tracking by form tutors, Miss Rice and Mrs Galvin
• Parents’ Evenings:
• Thursday 4th December
• Thursday 12th March
• Interim reports and SIMS Learning Gateway (SLG)
SIMS Learning Gateway (SLG)
• Mr Osborne
AS Level Results Day
• Thursday 13th August 2015
• If possible, please also be here the following week
• Admissions policy to Year 13
Higher Education, Courses and
Employment
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Careers interviews
Year 13 to Year 12 information exchange
Tutor time
Parents’ Evenings
UCAS system and training days
Open days
Well being
• Tutor time programme
• Form tutor, Miss Rice, Mrs Galvin
• Miss Miller and Dr Welch - Higher Education questions and
‘what to do next’
• Connexions advisors-Colette McLoughlin
• School counsellor and pastoral mentor
• Talks e.g. Drugs, alcohol
Who to contact
• Miss Rice-Senior Tutor
• Mrs Galvin-Head of Sixth Form
• Miss Miller and Dr Welch - Higher Education questions
and ‘what to do next’
Year 12 Work Experience: 13-17th July 2015
• Students to source their own placement at a reputable
company within the industry or profession a student might
want to work in post ‘A’ Level or post university. Sole traders
will not be accepted.
• Must be within the Greater Manchester area. Placements out
of area will be classed as unauthorised and we do not accept
unauthorised placements.
• School’s duty of care - The company must agree to a Health
and Safety risk assessment visit. This is a requirement of the
Local Authority.
• Government funding for work experience has now ceased.
School will be subsidising part of the cost of the risk
assessment visits, however, we would request £25 from
parents to be made via Parentpay.
• Paperwork to be completed & enclosed:
• Self-placement form
• Must enclose a copy of the Employer’s Liability
Insurance – paperwork cannot be accepted without this
document
• Medical form, if appropriate
Must be returned by Wednesday 17th December.
• Letters will be sent out via Parentmail by the end of the week
& the self–placement forms will be given out to each student
via their Form Tutors.
• IT IS NOT TOO EARLY TO START SEARCHING. Many placements
supplied by large companies are taken by Christmas time.
• Any queries or questions are to be directed to Mrs Gillibrand,
Careers Co-ordinator at the main school office.
• Some students may be on the Ecuador trip at this time so this
does not apply to them.
Bursary
• Means tested financial support for students
• Paid in addition to all other benefits
• Evidence of income required to support applications
• Information from Mrs Quigley in the Sixth Form Office
Important Dates
• Wednesday 24th September: GCSE certificate
presentation evening RNCM
• Thursday 14th November: Sixth Form Open Evening
• Thursday 4th December & Thursday 12th March: Year 12
Parents’ Evening
• AS Results: Thursday 13th August
Home Support and
Home-School Liaison
• Early contact
• Parents’ Forum 1st October 2014
Thank you for joining us tonight
We look forward to celebrating success with you in
August 2015 and 2016!
Important Dates
• Wednesday 24th September: GCSE certificate
presentation evening RNCM
• Wednesday 12th November: Sixth Form Open Evening
• Thursday 4th December & Thursday 12th March: Year 12
Parents’ Evening
• AS Results: Thursday 13th August

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